The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Ad in The Motion Picture News (22 august 1914)

The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot is an American silent movie written by George G. Nathan, directed by Bertram Harrison and produced by Dramascope Company, released on 10 august 1914 (New York) until 1915 starring William J. Burns as himself. 6 reels (600 scenes).

Arthur Conan Doyle appeared in the final scene in some posed pictures (photos) with Mr. Burns.

The plot was known in the history of the United States Secret Service as the "Great Philadelphia-Lancaster Counterfeiting Mystery". William J. Burns (1861-1932) was an American private detective known as the "America's Sherlock Holmes".

Scenes have been taken at Treasury Department, Washington DC, Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, Lancaster and New York.



Announcement of opening (New York Tribune, 5 august 1914)